My New Bag
Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend. My sewing time last week was – ZERO – and I used the weekend to make up for that…at least a little! Do you look at stuff and think “I could make that!” and then never do? Or take months to finally figure it out? I draw out ideas for new bags after I visit a mall (not very often!) or see a cute bag at the grocery store (more often!). Months later realize, it’s still a great idea and now, I’ve made it!
Saturday, after spending a solid hour cleaning, my allergies have been a mess, I set out to draft pattern pieces and sew this little gem. I love having external pockets! I can always find my keys, a pen fits easily, yet snug so it won’t fall out. I put a zipper pocket inside – something I haven’t done in years, maybe even decades! Easily done with a zipper foot and a little patience.
Overall it measures 10″x 12″ x 2″ big enough for what I need, but not so big I lose stuff at the bottom. Common problem for me! Only bummer was in my excitement, I forgot to add the magnetic snap I pulled out for it. Guess I’ll have to make another!
The pattern – my own
The fabric – Alexander Henry, available at FabricWorm.
The hardware – Clover 1 5/8″ rings
Hope your week is off to a great start~